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Northern Packers beef plant will have multi-billion dollar impact

The Northern Beef Packers plant, now under construction in Aberdeen, SD, will bring $10 billion to the state and region in its first five years of operation, according to a new study.

The plant is scheduled to open this fall and initially will employ about 560 workers. When the plant operates at full capacity, it will need 660 workers to slaughter 463,000 cattle annually.

In the study, Ron Bowling of the consulting firm AgriFoods Solutions International, says Aberdeen and the region will actually see more than 7,000 jobs over the first five years of plant operation. Aberdeen does not currently have sufficient infrastructure for trucks, uniforms, boxes and other items the plant will need.



In addition, Bowling noted, plant workers will bring families into the community, resulting in increased shopping, restaurants and tax revenues.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Aberdeen Development Corporation and local business leaders commissioned the study.



The Northern Beef Packers plant, now under construction in Aberdeen, SD, will bring $10 billion to the state and region in its first five years of operation, according to a new study.

The plant is scheduled to open this fall and initially will employ about 560 workers. When the plant operates at full capacity, it will need 660 workers to slaughter 463,000 cattle annually.

In the study, Ron Bowling of the consulting firm AgriFoods Solutions International, says Aberdeen and the region will actually see more than 7,000 jobs over the first five years of plant operation. Aberdeen does not currently have sufficient infrastructure for trucks, uniforms, boxes and other items the plant will need.

In addition, Bowling noted, plant workers will bring families into the community, resulting in increased shopping, restaurants and tax revenues.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Aberdeen Development Corporation and local business leaders commissioned the study.


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